NP Singh, COO, Sony Entertainment Television, said, "At Sony Entertainment Television, we have always believed in offering our viewers the best in entertainment. We are pleased to bring KBC - a format owned by our parent company (SPE) to the Indian viewers. Once we decided to launch the show, the only name which came to our mind was that of Amitabh Bachchan."
The audition process is slated to kick-start in August 2010, with Amitabh Bachchan asking one question on the channel for 10 days. Each question will have four options and also information on how to send in the responses.
Post this process; the final short-listed candidates will be invited to any of the six ground audition centres in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Nagpur. The entire selection process will be closely monitored and vetted by select auditors. The entire information will be collated and the final selected candidates will get to play the ‘fastest finger first' with Bachchan on the show.